May 3rd, 2008
10:40 AM ET
14 years ago

Early Guam returns show slight Obama lead

(CNN) - Early vote returns from Saturday's Guam Democratic caucuses show Barack Obama with a small but early lead over presidential rival Hillary Clinton, although the bulk of the votes in the U.S. territory have yet to be counted.

With 2 out of 21 villages reporting, Obama won 188 votes to 105 for Clinton. Guam Democratic Party officials told CNN Saturday morning that the vote tabulation is ongoing but will take several more hours to complete.

Polls closed in Guam at 8 p.m. local time, or 6 a.m. eastern time. Four delegate votes are at stake in this event.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Guam • Hillary Clinton • Race to '08
soundoff (214 Responses)
  1. Katherine

    OBAMA '08

    May 3, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  2. obama 08

    When Clinton was ahead 10 points in Penn., that was a big deal, now Obama ahead "slightly". More politics as usualy, for a change Obama 08

    May 3, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  3. Tim

    . . The word in Washington is that there are only a about 100 seats
    left on the Obama train, and next week every delegate will be scrambling
    to endorse Senator Obama.

    Yes We Can.

    May 3, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |

    As an American watching from Canada with roots in the south, I can tell you with no uncertainty, CNN, ABC, and Fox all appear to play to Hilliary's campaign. It's extremely sad, but true.

    I watched MSNBC last evening, then I tuned in to their Website and I must say I was surprised and happy to see they at least appear to be reporting more evenly and truthfully.

    CNN I'm a supporter, but I just wish you would use a more unbiased approach to this election.

    And for all the haters, may God continue to bless you and May God Bless America,

    May 3, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  5. Larry~

    FL & MI aren't counted becaue they broke the rules...Guam counts because they played by the rules...DUH

    May 3, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  6. dede-ol

    guam for Obama, north carolina for Obama, indiana for Obama and a blanket for clinton, after this contest she needs a big dose of sleep,she has been on trance far too long. anyway anybody knows whats up with this big case in california paul v clinton?

    May 3, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  7. vicki


    So 28% lead you call a small lead? And Cintons 9.3% won in PA you called Impressive win? (even she was down from her ealier 25% lead in PA).

    Are you really taking us American people as a stuping and making fun of us?
    Please post this CNN.

    May 3, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  8. vicki


    So 28% lead you call a small lead? And Cintons 9.3% win in PA you called Impressive win? (even she was down from her ealier 25% lead in PA)?

    Are you really taking us American people as a stuppid and making fun of us?
    Please post this CNN.

    May 3, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  9. Me

    How is nearly double a slight lead?
    Sure 10% isn't enough to get an idea of how it will turn out but why report at all if 64%-36% is a "slight" lead?

    May 3, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  10. Jen

    One last time for all those who keep whining about Michigan and Florida.The RULES were broken by the 2 states. Clinton and Obama promised to abide by those RULES. Obama wasn't even on the ballot!!! Hillary, true to form, campaigned there anyway, and 'oh my god' got all the votes. Your indignation is misplaced in an effort to help Hillary 'steal' the election. Get over it.

    May 3, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  11. JN

    BillClinton WAS impeached and he also lost his license to practice law..Put that in your pipe and smoke it!!!

    May 3, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  12. changed mind

    I wonder if Super Tuesday was today how Obama or Clinton would do?
    Maybe they should poll those states and see how they would vote knowing that Obama has ties to Wright, Resko, Ayers a terriost that killed Americans.Ayers who gave Obama his first fund raiser in his home.Worked with him giving grants to radical Palestinian activist named Khalidi.

    May 3, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  13. Jane- New York

    A win is a win!!!! He continues to lead!!! CNN get your facts straight. He has a significant lead and that is only the beginning of what will follow on Tuesday. Hillary go home and CNN stop misleading people with your media tactics and start reporting accurately! The truth will win out in the end!!!!
    OBAMA '08!!!!!

    May 3, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  14. Nick

    "early" not "slight"

    May 3, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  15. Jed in Texas

    Beware, a small knife can often cause a large enough cut.

    May 3, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  16. Gilbert from Los Angeles

    GO OBAMA...
    I hope it kicks butt...

    OBAMA '08
    God Bless U

    May 3, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  17. par

    why is Guam important in the primaries and not in November general election? what's is going on? why waste all the votes by adding them to the primary total votes to elect a president? What a confused system together with the Dem's delegates count. Why do we have to live with all this confusions. Go back to one person one vote as simple as that and count only the US states. And have we resolved whether McCain was born in U.S. to be eligable for being a president?
    Are we going back to the Suprem Court again?

    May 3, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  18. Dr Detroit

    It is funny how if Obama gets the win here it's expected or the chamorro people are out of touch with current events, but if Clinton wins it's continued momentum and how enlightened the chamorro people are. Nope, no bias here.

    Obama '08

    May 3, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  19. Hildegarde Schildgen

    Florida and Michigan didn't play by the rules. Guam did. Makes a whole lot of difference.
    Wake up clinton supporters, she'll never win. too much baggage.
    Not trustworthy. and heaven forbid we will have bill back in the wh.

    May 3, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  20. Michael in Columbus, Ohio

    Just as the Clintonites were screaming in Pennsylvania, a win is a win.......

    May 3, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  21. angelina st paul mn

    yes indeed, thankyou Gary and Texas, that is right if it was BIllary leadihng for 3 points it is a BIG lead..........but if it Obama is a "slight lead," even if the lead is .60%

    i encourage everyone to stop reading CNN the royal clinton news network, they have not published the paul vs cllinton and in fact they erased the comments on it, and those of the you tube... posted by bloggers yesterday.............

    anyway, Gary i am quoting you , as i could not have said it better, thank you (we know the rounding and interpretation of numbers from cnn is all clinton)

    "188 to 105…that's 64% to 36%.

    I wouldn't call that a small lead."

    May 3, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  22. Hillary voted for Iraq

    CNN...better hurry up and spin Obama's lead into a racial negative!

    May 3, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  23. cameleon116

    once again CNN correct delegates ?????????????????

    obama 1746
    clinton 1607

    May 3, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  24. brenda thompson

    First i would like to say, I hope Obama wins. But my complaint is with cnn and msnbc, You all are so racist. Every time obama wins its no big deal, win hillary wins its such a major deal. What happen to just reporting the news and not being so opinated. Did you ask the candidates who are catholic to denounce the pope, when all those children were being molested, no. What someone else said or does,does not mean the candidates are responsible, but it shows your real racist thoughts about obama. i hope america can see that the media tells people who to vote for by discrediting the candidate they don't want. When will american apologize to the african american people for slavery. Lets deal with the real issues, and i believe that Senator Obama can be a President for all people, which believe you all dont want it to happen, he can bring us all together and work for all of us. Buchanan, good morning joe are republicans, so you know they are not going to say anything nice about obama, and it looks like hillary is working with the republicans, anybody but obama is your theme song, and we know it. God Help America.

    May 3, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  25. Joe Reg

    No way, Guam just like Puerto Rico will quickly fall back into political obscurity soon after there results are made public, because the buck stop there. Can't cast a ballot vote in November. What's the point?

    Small confort, there are voting Obama. Now tha is significant. I really hope that they do not waste their vote on Hillary.

    May 3, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
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